Ways To Live Forever by Sally Nicholls

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From award-winning author Sally Nicholls, her debut novel about a boy's last months with leukemia.

1. My name is Sam.
2. I am eleven years old.
3. I collect stories and fantastic facts.
4. I have leukemia.
5. By the time you read this, I will probably be dead.

Living through the final stages of leukemia, Sam collects stories, questions, lists, and pictures that create a profoundly moving portrait of how a boy lives when he knows his time is almost up.
 

About Sally Nicholls

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Published March 1, 2013 by Scholastic Paperbacks. 224 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Romance, Literature & Fiction, History, Sports & Outdoors, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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“If I grow up,” 11-year-old Sam informs readers, “I’m going to be a scientist.” He says “if” because he has acute lymphoblastic leukemia and knows he probably won’t.

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The Guardian

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Ways to Live Forever by Sally Nicholls 215pp, Scholastic, £7.99 When he was eight, the son of friends of mine went through a sort of John Webster phase, being much obsessed with death.

Jan 26 2008 | Read Full Review of Ways To Live Forever

The Guardian

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Ways to Live Forever is a heart-wrenching and gripping story about Sam, an eleven year old boy.

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Common Sense Media

Despite the sad premise of terminal illness, Sam finds plenty of joy in life, whether goofing off with his friend or trying to call up Marie Antoinette's ghost on a Ouija board (and who should show up but MARIAN TWANET).

Sep 01 2008 | Read Full Review of Ways To Live Forever

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